LAST UPDATED AUGUST 9th
|Roster as of 6/12/03|
AUGUST 9, 2003
Rain win 2-1 over Surrey to advance to McAdams Cup final
The Rain got goals today from Jamie Blakesley and Naomi Baez and survived a late Surrey United goal to hang on for a 2-1 victory. They will now face Firenza in the Cup final, Sunday at 12:15pm at Tualatin Hills Athletic Center.
AUGUST 6, 2003
Rain prepare for post-season tournament, right here in Portland
After a third place finish in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, the Portland Rain will be hosting the Kevin McAdams Cup which will be played this weekend at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center, at the corner of 158th and Walker Road in Beaverton. SoccerCityUSA will be covering both the McAdams Cup and the Men's tournament that will be going on at the same time, which is the J.F. Kennedy Cup. These tournments feature top amateur teams from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and is a good chance to see PCSL teams going up against outside opponents. FC Portland will be representing Oregon on the men's side. More information about the McAdams and Kennedy Cups can be found here.. Pictures from last year's tournaments, which were held in Mt. Vernon, WA, click here.
AUGUST 6, 2003
Rain go 5-1 for July with 2-0 win
The Rain finished off a great run in the month of July with a 2-0 victory at Victoria over the Stars. Jamie Blakesley and Tami Perkins had the goals for the Rain as they secured 3rd place in the PCSL. A match report can be found here.
JUNE 23, 2003
Rain split matches in British Columbia
The Rain were north of the border again this weekend, and on Saturday, an own goal from Surrey United was the lone goal of the match as the Rain held on for the 1-0 victory. On Sunday, the Rain had a chance to pull closer to 2nd place Fraser Valley, but it was not to be as Mimi Osei-Agyemang's goal was not enough as the Action scored twice for the 2-1 victory over the Rain. A match report can be found here, complete with 15 pictures from Richard Howes, PCSL webmaster and photographer extroardinaire!
JUNE 23, 2003
McAdams and Kennedy Cups to be held in Portland the weekend of August 9-10.
The Kevin McAdams Memorial Cup (for Women) and the J.F. Kennedy Cup (for Men) will be held in Portland this year, at venues that will be announced later. These cups are for the best amateur teams in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, and while they are usually composed of PCSL teams, there are often teams from other leagues invited as well. Last year, the tournaments were played in Mt. Pleasant, Washington and FC Swoosh from Portland made it to the Men's Final. The Rain also competed and finished fourth.
JUNE 15, 2003
Rain sweep pair this weekend
The Portland Rain played a pair of "home" games this weekend in Seattle, and swept to wins in both matches, a 1-0 victory of Kamloops UCC Alumni on Saturday, and a 5-0 blowout of Okanagan on Sunday. Joey Muchlinski had the lone goal on Saturday, while Mimi Osei-Ageymang had two goals on Sunday, with goals also provided by Noelle Miller, Jaime Blaksley, and Stacey Merlitti.
JUNE 15, 2003
Early goals too much for Xtreme as Rain wins 3-1 at PGE Park
Two goals in a one-minute span of the first half were too much for the visiting Tri-Cities Xtreme to overcome as they went on to a 3-1 win in a match played Sunday at PGE Park. Tami Perkins, Kelli Cronkrite, and Stacy Merlitti scored for the Rain while Robyn Knight-Scott had the lone goal for the Xtreme.
JUNE 14, 2003
Rain fall 2-1 to Victoria at PGE Park
The Rain had a three-game win streak snapped by Victoria tonight at PGE Park as they lost by a 2-1 score. The Rain host Tri-Cities tomorrow at PGE Park at 1pm.
JUNE 9, 2003
Rain complete BC sweep, 5-1 over Okanagan
The Rain are 3-2 after sweeping two matches in Kelowna. Tami Perkins, Jamie Blakesley , Noelle Miller, and Mimi Osei-Agyemang all scored for the Rain, as well as an own goal from the Predators. The Rain play two games this coming weekend at PGE Park against Victoria and Tri-Cities.
JUNE 8, 2003
Back to .500, Rain win in Kamloops by 3-1 score
The Rain are back up to the .500 mark after a 3-1 win over Kamloops UCC Alumni in a match played last night at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna, BC. Mimi Osei-Agyemang had two goals in her first 2003 Rain action, with Jamie Blakesley adding the 3rd goal. Sondra Contumelias had the lone goal for the home side. The Rain play at the Apple Bowl again today, this time against the Okanagan Predators.
MAY 24 2003
Rain break through with four goals in season's first win, 4-0 over Fraser Valley
The Rain finally get their first 2003 win after two losses, a 4-0 victory of Fraser Valley on Saturday afternoon at Delta Park. Meghan Neumann.
Jamie Blakesley, Mary Cascio, and Tami Perkins all scored for the Rain. A match report with game photos has been posted here
MAY 20, 2003
Game location change
The Rain game vs. Fraser Valley, scheduled to take place Saturday, May 24, at 4pm, will now be held at Rob Strasser Field, Delta Park instead of at PGE Park. Game time is still 4pm.
MAY 10, 2003
Rain lose 2-1 to Team BC on late goal
The Rain let Team BC get a 1-0 halftime lead, but then evened it midway through the second half on a nice strike by Noelle Milller from 35 yards out. Team BC won on a 84th minute goal by Janine Kerr. A description of the goals and match photos are posted here.
MAY 5, 2003
Rain fall 4-0 to Seattle
The Rain kept it close for awhile, trailing 1-0 at halftime, but Seattle exploded for three goals in a 10 minute span in the 2nd half for the 4-0 final. A match report with game photos has been posted here.
APRIL 13, 2003
Schedule has been updated for 2003
More updates to come. Be sure to visit the Portland Rain message board at SoccerCityUSA.
FEBRUARY 8, 2003
Mimi's Moment to Shine
Rain forward Mimi Osei-Agyemang had the chance to play for the Ghana National Team during their recent World Cup Qualifying matches in Nigeria, and I conducted an interview with Mimi about her experience. You can read all about Mimi's trip to Africa here.
FEBRUARY 1, 2003
Rain set tryouts for 2003
>Subject: Portland Rain Women's Soccer 2003 - Tryouts March 9
Tryouts for the Portland Rain will be Sunday, March 9 beginning at 4:00 pm.
Tryouts will be held at PGE Park. Please enter through "Gate 35". This is the gate that is along 18th Ave, the loading ramp that goes behind Multnomah Athletic Club. Please bring a white and dark shirt.
Portland Rain - team manager
AUGUST 18, 2002
Rain participate in Kevin McAdams Memorial Cup
The Rain finished up their season by participating in the Kevin McAdams Memorial Cup in Burlington, WA this weekend. The Rain lost to Forza of Washington on Saturday by a 7-3 score, though it should be noted Forza has won the national championship in the over-30 category. The Rain played well in the consolation final on Sunday, but lost 4-3 to Surrey United in a very even but entertaining match. Seattle Hibernian Saints won the McAdams Cup while Victoria United won the J. F. Kennedy Cup. Click here to see the pictures I took at the tournament this weekend or you can click here to see the tournament results.
AUGUST 3, 2002
Final Rain home game forfeited by Seattle
The final Rain home game, scheduled for today against the Seattle Hibernian Saints, has been forfeited by Seattle. Seattle (currently the first place team) chose not to honor the match because of a "shortage of players"
JULY 31, 2002
Rain sweep two on the road this past weekend
The Rain travelled back up to British Columbia for two more matches this past weekend, and swept the matches, first with a 4-1 win over Kamloops with Tami Perkins getting a hat trick on her birthday, then a 2-1 win over the Okanagan Predators as Tami scored again, and Christa Thoeresz gets the game-winner.
JULY 17, 2002
Rain earn draw and win in BC trip
The Rain's trip north of the border, to Victoria and Surrey, turned out to be a successful one as they earned a draw in Victoria, then a 3-1 win over Surrey United. Click here to read Ryan Miller's match reports, complete with pictures. They aren't match pictures, but fun pictures nonethless. Come on, you can't be serious all the time. Live a little!
UPDATED JULY 17, 2002
Rain fall to Team BC by 3-1 score.
Tami Perkins had the lone Rain score, while Carlen Oates, Amy Apps, and Keiko Read all scored for Team BC in a match played across the border on Sunday, June 30. Click here to read Ryan Miller's desciption of this match, and the conditions the Rain were forced to deal with for this contest.
JUNE 23, 2002
Rain opens up offense in 3-0 win over Kamloops
The Portland Rain scored their third win of the season, and remain undefeated in their last five, with a 3-0 win over Kamloops UCC Alumni Sunday at PGE Park. Jessica Miller opened up the scoring with a laser to the upper right corner in the 6th minute. Noelle Miller scored on a header in the 75th minute, and just three minutes later Mary Cascio added the third goal on a chip past the Kamloops keeper for the 3-0 final. A match report with game photos will be posted Monday.
A match report with 11 game photos is posted here.
JUNE 16, 2002
Rain earn tie with strong Team BC squad
The Portland Rain were up against a powerful Team BC side today, but fought back for a hard-earned 1-1 draw in a match at Delta Park. Team BC had drawn 1-1 with league-leading Seattle the night before, and took the lead just before halftime when they converted after a failed Rain clearance of a corner kick. The Rain levelled the score in the 68th minute on a similar goal, when Keegan Hughes took advantage of a bad Team BC clearance, and punched the ball into the far side netting. A match report with 11 game photos is posted here.
JUNE 10, 2002
Back on winning track, Rain down Okanagan 5-1
The Rain are now undefeated in their last three matches after scoring a 5-1 win over the Okanagan Predators in a match played on Sunday at Tigard High School. Mary Cascio had two goals for the Rain, while Jannine Drake, Noelle Miller, and Keegan Hughes each scored once. Click here to read Ryan Miller's match report.
JUNE 9, 2002
Rain tie Surrey United 1-1
The Rain had a very good first half, and took a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute on an 18 yard shot by Noelle Miller into the top left corner. Surrey United tied the score in the 70th minute on a goal by Megan Blaker. A match report with 12 game photos is posted here.
JUNE 8, 2002
Rain doubleheader this weekend!
The Portland will be playing two home games this weekend; first today when they host Surrey United at 4:00 at Tigard High School. Then on Sunday, the Rain are back at Tigard HS when they host the Okanagan Predators at 4:00. Click here for directions to Tigard High School.
JUNE 3, 2002
Rain finally get first win, 1-0 over Fraser Valley
After opening with three straight losses, the Rain finally ended up on the winning side of the score with a 1-0 win over Fraser Valley on the road on Sunday. Click here to read Ryan Miller's match report, or here to read the Fraser Valley match report.
MAY 26, 2002
Rain again can't find net, lose 1-0 to Fraser Valley
The Rain played a very good game on Saturday at Strasser Field at Delta Park, but couldn't find the net again, and a late goal by Fraser Valley was the difference as the Rain dropped a heartbreaker, 1-0 to the Fraser Valley Action. A match report with 10 game photos is posted here.
MAY 25, 2002
Rain host Fraser Valley today at Strasser Field
The Rain look for their first win today when they host Fraser Valley (BC) at 2pm at Rob Strasser Field at Delta Park. For map of the location of the field, Click here.
MAY 19, 2002
Rain falls in home opener, 1-0 to Victoria
The Rain opened their home season with a 1-0 loss to Victoria in a very evenly played game this afternoon at PGE Park. A match report with 10 game photos is posted here.
MAY 18, 2002
Rain home opener at PGE Park on Sunday
The Portland Rain have their first home game of the 2002 season when they host the Victoria Stars this Sunday at noon at PGE Park. The Rain return to the Pacific Coast Soccer League after having spent the 2001 season as provisional members of the USL's W-League. Admission is free, enter through the ramp entrance (Gate 35) at the southeast corner. There will be a match report and game photos posted here on Sunday.
MAY 12, 2002
Rain fall to Seattle in opener by 5-1 score
The Rain travelled to Seattle to open their season against the defending league champion Seattle Hibernian Saints, but ended up on the losing end of a 5-1 score. Midfielder Stacy Merlitti had a lone goal for the Rain. Click here to read Ryan Miller's match report.
MAY 9, 2002
Roster and schedule have been updated.
APRIL 21, 2002
Rain returning to the PCSL for the 2002 season
After spending 2001 as provisional members of the USL's W-League, the Portland Rain will be returning to the Pacific Coast Soccer League for the 2002 season. The Rain were undefeated during their last season in the PCSL (2000) before losing to Vancouver in the final. This site is being updated for the new season, so look for more new information in the coming weeks..
Some basic information for the new season:
Shonna Williams - General Manager
Ryan Miller - Operations, Information, Player Personnel
firstname.lastname@example.org 503-740-5964 (H,W)
Justin Rosenblad - Head Coach
PGE Park, Delta Park (Rob Strasser Field)
Navy, Powder Blue, White
Official Web Sites
Roster as of 6/16/02
AUGUST 2, 2001
Rain close out season with 2-1 2OT loss to Fort Collins Force
The Rain closed out their provisional W-1 season with a 2-1 2OT loss to the Fort Collins Force. The Rain finish with an overall record of 2-8-1, and were 1-7-1 in the W-1 league. I will keep this site up during the offseason, and will post any updates as they are announced. You an follow the W-1 and W-2 playoffs at USLsoccer.com, and I also invite you to come over to my Timbers website for the remainder of the season.
JULY 24, 2001
Rain ready to fall fully into W-League lineup
The Rain "making plans to become a full-fledged member of the league next year", stated in this article which appeared today on USLsoccer.com The Rain close out their provisional W-1 season this Thursday against the Ft. Collins Force at Tigard High School.
JULY 23, 2001
Rain draw once, lose once in Seattle weekend doubleheader
In the first match on Saturday, the Rain and Sounders Select played to a 0-0 draw. Sunday's match will at Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie was a 3-0 win for the Sounders Select.
JULY 18, 2001
Select Women and Rain coming to Mt. Si
The Rain will be travelling to Seattle this weekend for two matches against the Sounders Select Women. The first match will be Saturday at Issaquah High School, but the second match is featured in an article at USLsoccer.com. The Sounders are partnering with the Mt. Si High School Booster Club to put on the Sunday match.
Directions to Mt. Si High School:
JULY 14, 2001
- I-5 North to I-405 North (exit as you approach Seattle)
- East on I-90 to exit #27
- At the stop sign, turn left and follow the road down the hill to the left turn lane (approx. 7 mi.)
- Turn left and follow Meadowbrook Way to the school (about two blocks beyond the stop light).
Rain take lead twice, but Breakers rally for win
The Portland Rain went out to leads of 1-0 and 2-1 over the powerful Vancouver Breakers, but the Breakers rallied late and put in three goals in the final 25 minutes to take a 4-2 win. Click here for a match report (with photos).
JULY 7, 2001
Rain can't break through against Seattle, lose 1-0
The Rain were unable to put a goal in net against the Seattle Sounders Select Women, losing 1-0 on a Tara Bilanski goal in the 40th minute. Click here for a match report (with photos)
JULY 2, 2001
Rain get first league win, 2-1 over Arizona
The Portland Rain scored their first win in the W-1 league with a 2-1 win over the Arizona Heatwave tonight at PGE Park. I will post match reportif I get the notes from the team. Timberlog has posted a great match report (I'm glad to see everyone coming together to support the Rain!). The webmaster was unable to attend Monday's match, but will be at Saturday's match vs. Seattle, and will have a match report and game photos posted on the Rain website on Sunday.
JULY 1, 2001
Vancouver shuts out Rain, 2-0
The Rain were unable to follow-up their home win on the road in Vancouver, falling 2-0 to the Vancouver Breakers Sunday at Swangard Stadium before a crowd of 3,154. Click here for a match report from The Breakers website
JUNE 28, 2001
Rain Thump Seattle, win 4-0 in exhibition
Mimi Osei-Agyemang scored twice, and Laura Schott and Emma Smith both scored also as the Portland Rain beat the Seattle Hibernian Lady Saints 4-0 in an exhibition at PGE Park. Update (7/1 Link Fixed): A match report and game photos are posted here.
Mimi Osei-Agyemang scored on this 2nd half shot against Seattle at PGE Park
JUNE 18, 2001
Portland Rain page has been added
I have added this page for the Portland Rain women's team. The Rain are a provisional team in the USL's W-1 league. For now, the page is simple, with a schedule and a roster. I will add pictures and more information within the next month. I hope all local Timbers fans will make it to at least one Rain match this year.
The Portland Rain is a women's soccer team that is a member of the Pacific Coast Soccer League. In 2000, the Rain also competed in the Pacific Coast Soccer League's women's division and were undefeated during the regular season, but lost in the 2000 McAdam Cup tournament. The Rain spent the 2001 season as provisional members of the USL's W-1 league.
| Portland is "Soccer City USA"|
Portland was known as "Soccer City USA" during the heyday of the Timbers in the 1970's, and has maintained that reputation, even without a professional team calling the city home for several years. After a US National Team 1-0 victory over Costa Rica at Civic Stadium in 1997, the players described the fans as the best the US National Team had ever seen.
This page is being maintained with the invaluable help of the Portland Rain players, coaches, and staff. The webmaster is also maintaining the Timber Rattlers fan site for the A-League's Portland Timbers. The webmaster spent 1999 and 2000 maintaining a website for the now-defunct Willamette Valley Firebirds, complete with match reports and game photos, and also made contributions to the Minnesota Thunder website (during the 1995-1996 seasons), Soccer Spot, and a-league.com.
|About the Portland Rain Site|
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|2003 Rain Schedule|
|Sat||3||Seattle Hibernian||at Tigard High School||L 0-4|| |
|Sat||10||Team BC||at Tigard High School||L 1-2|| |
|Sat||24||Fraser Valley Action||at Strasser Field, Delta Park||W 4-0|| |
|Sat||7||at Kamloops UCC Alumni||at Apple Bowl||W 3-1|| |
|Sun||8||at Okanagan Predators||at Apple Bowl||W 5-1|| |
|Sat||14||Victoria Stars||at PGE Park||L 1-2|| |
|Sun||15||Tri-Cities Xtreme||at PGE Park||W 3-1|| |
|Sun||29||Surrey United||at PGE Park||L 1-2|| |
|Sun||6||at Tri-Cities Xtreme||at Town Centre Stadium||W 2-1|| |
|Sat||12||Kamloops UCC Alumni||at Interbay Stadium, Seattle||W 1-0|| |
|Sun||13||Okanagan Predators||at Interbay Stadium, Seattle||W 5-0|| |
|Sat||19||at Surrey United||at Cloverdale Athletic Park||W 1-0|| |
|Sun||20||at Fraser Valley Action||at Trinity Western University||L 1-2|| |
|Sat||26||at Victoria Stars||at St. Michael's||W 2-0|| |
|Sat||3||at Seattle Hibernian||at Issaquah High School||D 0-0|| |
|Sat||9||Surrey United||at Tualatin Hills Rec Ctr||W 2-1|| |
|Sun||10||Firenza||at Tualatin Hills Rec Ctr||12:15|| |
| Pictures in game report|
|All times are Pacific Time|